East Asia

People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district.

COVID-19 Has Crushed Everybody’s Economy—Except for South Korea’s

Seoul seems to have shown the way to mitigating both the health and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (R) leaves the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 5, 2017, after his press conference announcing North Korea's ballistic missile launch into the Sea of Japan.

Japan’s Suga Will Struggle to Pull off Abe’s Defense Transformation

The new Japanese prime minister shares many of outgoing Shinzo Abe’s policies—but isn’t as wedded to Abe’s big overhaul.

Protesters in front of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul

The United States Can’t Handle China Alone

A coordinated strategy is emerging among allies, despite Trump’s best efforts.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting at the prime minister's residence in New Delhi, India, on June 26, 2019.

To Fight China, India Needs to Forget Russia

The best way for New Delhi to modernize its military and protect itself from Beijing’s aggression is to forget its old relationship with Moscow and build closer ties to Washington.

The New York Stock Exchange.

Our Top Weekend Reads

The stock market is soaring, African leaders are rallying around George Floyd, and reducing the U.S. military presence abroad could boost the domestic economy.

Migrant workers wearing protective face masks walk past a factory-converted dormitory.

Singapore’s Coronavirus Success Story Hits a Snag

Though the curve has flattened, new cases have exploded among migrant workers who live in the country’s far-flung dormitories. Human rights watchers say these developments should be no surprise.

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